Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:15 pm
Yesterday was the first day in nearly 3 weeks we have been above freezing. I have been feeding the stove pretty steadily for all that time and sure like having the loader.
When we built the house I added a small wood room right beside the steps. I sized it for a set of steel doors to fit on and it has a metal walk in door to the basement. .
Getting it down into the wood room is pretty easy, just pull the lever.
that little room holds approx. 2/3 chord.
Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:20 pm
John, Now you just need to figure out a way to "bunk" the firewood so you can pick up a full bucket without having to load it by hand (or maybe you already have that figured out).
Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:09 pm
John, I'm happy to move half that load, with mine. You're abusing the poor machine!. (Plus, smaller loads, mean more seat time!)
Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:01 pm
Not as heavy a load as it looks, all that wood has been seasoned for 2 or 3 years. I have an air tight stove with a thermostat that will not burn wood that has been dried for less than a year. 2 to 3 is better.
Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:31 am
That wood appears to be Oak; still pretty heavy even after setting for that long. Another demonstration what a Cub can do.
Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:43 am
John, I like your loader, and your set up. Seems to work great.
Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:00 am
I want one of those.
Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:02 am
Nice idea with the wood room. that's planning ahead. What is the wood in the pic, sassafras or maybe cherry?
Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:41 pm
A Great system of loading, transporting, and storing into the wood room.
Must be a very big firebox in your stove if it will take in that size of a log.
Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:40 pm
it is nice to see the cubs working.John what type wood burner do you have
Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:57 pm
That chore would be a lot more exciting if you would drop that extra set of weights on the back.
Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:01 pm
Smokeycub wrote:...... What is the wood in the pic, sassafras or maybe cherry?
Mostly Oak, with a little other stuff mixed in.
Jack wrote:....John what type wood burner do you have
It is a Sears air tight circulator with a thermostat draft. My old stove was getting cracks in the firebox and I found this one used 4 or 5 years ago. It was 20 or so years old, but had been used so little it looked like a brand new one. With it being in the basement I really like the thermostat draft, but you have to clean the chimney more often on an air tight stove than a normal one.
Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:02 pm
TomE wrote:That chore would be a lot more exciting if you would drop that extra set of weights on the back.
Actually there are 3 sets. One on the inside of each wheel.
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